Merchants offering goods and services of likely interest to readers

Winter Tree Crafts

Winter Tree Crafts provides locally hand-made SCA armour and leather goods of high quality at a reasonable price. They offer both custom and in-stock armour with an eye to authenticity.

Dinner at Olde Hansa

Planning a visit to Estonia? You might want to stop by for dinner at Olde hansa, a medieval-themed restaurant "established to honour the Hanseatic League and our forefathers and foremothers." (video)

Ageless Artifice

This company sells body care products (salves, powders, etc.) made from original historical recipes and packaged in reproduction containers. Each item comes with the original recipe.

Estrella War positions available

Reynier de Vriere, Estrella Internal Media Deputy reports that deputies are still needed for several Estrella War positions.

[DRA] Störtebeker's Sons - The Revenge

The Shire of Two Seas invites the noble Ladies and Gentlemen of Drachenwald to a weekend with pirates and merchants, fighting and feasting and a lot of fun to take part in!

Last year, the reckless pirates took the prize, but this year the angered merchants prepare to strike back.

Pennsic War may lose post office

Mistress Zaynab Yasmine bint Hasan, and other members of the Spalding Abbey Philatelic Society, report that the United States Postal Service may cut costs by eliminating the Pennsic Station. For years, this service has been a Pennsic landmark, appreciated by merchants and the populace alike. Mistress Zaynab is asking for help to try to save the station.

Peter Palms fur pelts

This merchant offers wild fur-bearing animal pelts dressed and tanned and ready for manufacturing Middle Ages apparel. Available pelts include mink, sable, fox, chinchilla, coyote, lynx, bobcat, mountain lion, beaver, badger, raccoon, skunk, nutria, otter, mountain lion, arctic timber wolf, wolverine, fisher, marten opposum, weasel, and ermine.

GKS Widgets

GKS Widgets offers replica armor and weapons for display or costume as well as accessories. Weapons and armor choices include both historically-accurate reproductions and fantasy items. The company also offers realistic-looking lightweight latex weapons and shields for live-action roleplay (LARP) gaming.


Thornforge is a New Zealand (Southron Gaard) smithery producing knives, armour, padlocks and other miscellaneous wares for the SCA period re-enactor. Be aware that the current exchange rate means that all prices are nearly double what they would be in US dollars. Commissions accepted.

Designs by Medb

Custom garb, corsets, accessories, and other costumes are offered by Lady Medb ingen Eochaid. All items are handmade and fitted to you at reasonable prices. All garb is made using period designs and patterns. Lady Medb has experience making all types of custom costumes.

ELAD'S Leather Armor

ELAD's provides handcrafted, leather armor for LARP, SCA, Renaissance and Medieval Festivals. They offer a wide selection of breastplates, helmets, bracers, gauntlets, spaulders, greaves, and more. Custom leather armor design is available as well.

[EAS] Market Day at Birka

Market Day at Birka January 30 & 31, 2009 Barony of Stonemarche, Manchester, NH

[ART] Birthday Bash XXIII

Greetings to the Nobles throughout the great and mighty Gryphon Lands of Artemisia. The populace of the Shire of Silver Keep is eagerly anticipating the winter snows to give way to the warmer winds. As it is still a ways off till the warmer weather could be had, we've something else to throw off the doldrums of winter and we invite you to come celebrate our Shire's birthday at Birthday Bash XXIII.

Rhapsody offers online Ren Faire themed audio stream

Rhapsody, a subscription-based music webcast service, has added a Ren Faire channel that features music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance in a continuous Internet audio stream.

Stolen merchant trailer and gear in California

Paganus Grimlove reports that a trailer containing SCA gear, tents and merchant gear owned by Lady Mercy of the Healing Hands was stolen recently in Ontario, California.

Medieval Ventures

Medieval Ventures is an all medieval auction site were one can buy and sell items without the high fees and unfocused searches of eBay™. It's free to sign up and free to list items for sale.

[AET] Kingdom Twelfth Night

Greetings Noble populace of AEthelmearc! Autumn is upon us! Yule season approaches with haste! Make your plans now to gather and celebrate Kingdom Twelfth Night in the Shire of Riversedge, on January 10th, 2009! Make your reservations now!

The site, Seton Catholic School (385 Pine St, Meadville, PA 16335) is wet, handicapped accessible, there is ample parking, and plenty of room to gather and for merchants. Meeting rooms will be available Location:
Shire of Riversedge (Meadville, Pennsylvania)

[CAL] Kris Kinder

The Barony of Forgotten Sea presents Kris Kinder, December 6, 2008

KCI Expo Center
11730 N. Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153

Site opens at 7 am for merchants and 9 am for populace.
Site closes at 8 pm. All merchants must be off site by 8 pm
Merchant area will close when Court begins.

Site Fees: $10 adults ($3 non-member surcharge applies); $8 youths (10 to 17); children 9 and younger free. Location:
Barony of Forgotten Sea (Kansas City, Missouri)

[ATL] Holiday Faire 2008

The Holiday Season approaches, and as we all prepare for the long winter months we need to lay in supplies for the festivities to come. We need to SHOP!!!

Come and join the Barony of Stierbach and all the wonderful merchants to get your 12th Night shopping done! The finest merchants in Atlantia, and a few from far places, will gather to display their wares for your shopping pleasure!

Tired of shopping? Want something to do while your Lord or Lady is shopping? Then come out and enjoy a host of other activities. We will have Archery (this is Stierbach), both Heavy and Rapier fighting, and thrown weapons for you to test your martial mettle. There will be an A&S competition, a Silent Auction to benefit the barony, and a fundraiser luncheon. In addition, we will have an Equestrian ground crew class. Location:
Barony of Stierbach (Manassas, Virginia)

Heraldic Creations

Heraldic Creations will render your personal, household, office, or group coat of arms or badge into a variety of media, including wood carving or burning, painting onto a variety of surfaces, personalized furniture, and cut or mosaic tile articles. Fabric renderings include painted or applique banners as well as baldrics and tabards of office, heraldic table linens, and flags and pennants. Personalized feast settings, mirror boxes, and other unusual items are available as well. They can render other period designs of a more generic nature, such as standalone charges (fleur-de-lis, Celtic cross, animals, mermaids, and such) into any of the available media.

Neiman Marcus offers jewelry "fit for a queen"

Just in time for Christmas, retail giant Neiman Marcus is offering a collection of extremely rare original medieval and Renaissance rings dating from the 10th century through the late Renaissance, and costing US$25,000 and up. (photo)

Medieval Ventures

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know about, the all new, all medieval auction site were you can buy and sell items without the high fees and unfocused searches of eBay. It's free to sign up and free to get your items listed, so check it out.

Every week in our newsletter, one applicant is chosen to be the member of the week.

Nativearth Footwear and Accessories

Nativearth/Olde Soles: Producers of footwear and accessories ranging from 400 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E. Visit their online catalog to see standard-size, in-stock footwear and their custom footwear range. Online ordering and information are available. They can also be contacted at

Re-enactor fairs provide shopping opportunities

Genevieve reports that two living history fairs aimed at separating re-enactors from their coin will take place this fall in Great Britain.

"Reconstructing History" offers new commercial patterns for Ottoman costumes

Reconstructing History, a company that provides patterns for historical costumes, has added several patterns for late period Ottoman garb.

Palmyra Traders

Palmyra Traders began merchanting in 1993. They specialize in top quality, hard to find merchandise for the medievalist.

Reconstructing History

Reconstructing History aims to be your one-stop shop for the finest patterns for historical clothing and the supplies you need to make them. Owned and operated by internationally-noted historical clothing researcher Kass McGann, Reconstructing History has patterns for clothing from 10th-century Heian Japan to the Napoleonic era (1812).

A Viking bed fit for a king

Del Cover Woodworking, a one-man furniture business in San Diego, California, has created an amazing Viking hammock, the perfect place of repose for a Viking king.

Merchant registration for Estrella XXV now open

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reports that merchant registration for the War is now open.

Lilies War XXII (2008) pictures

Please enjoy the photo gallery of Lilies War 2008 from David Fossett Photography.